Schuyler Roche & Zwirner's President Named One of Nine International 'Super Lawyers'

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Law & Politics Magazine Ranks SRZ's Richard Michael's Among Top Practitioners in Illinois .

Knowing my peers at competing law firms are responsible for this designation is both thrilling and humbling.

Schuyler, Roche and Zwirner, PC is pleased to announce that Law & Politics magazine recently named Richard E. Michaels as one of only nine attorneys in the state of Illinois to achieve "Super Lawyer" status in the field of international law. Ballots mailed to some 47,000 Illinois attorneys elicited the nominations from which Michaels' name emerged as a frontrunner.

"I'm honored," Richard Michaels, president of Schuyler Roche & Zwirner, stated. "Knowing my peers at competing law firms are responsible for this designation is both thrilling and humbling."

President since 1994, Michaels focuses on international corporate law, handling legal facets important to the marketing and sales of global entities. He also devotes substantial time to representing domestic financial service organizations, manufacturing operations and transportation clients. Michaels bears primary responsibility for a broad range of commercial matters, here and abroad, and provides expert counsel to a wide variety of corporate clients, from Fortune 500 companies to startup ventures. He received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1977 and joined SRZ soon after.

While 2,200 attorneys have been designated Super Lawyers for 2007, Michaels remains only one of nine practitioners in the state of Illinois to receive this distinction in the field of international law. Each year, through attorney-driven research and independent polling, Law & Politics chooses Super Lawyers in numerous states, never exceeding five percent of practicing attorneys in any one state. Only "lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement" earn the Super Lawyer designation, its editorial board explains on its website.

Peer review can be unrelenting--tough, honest, no holds barred. Law & Politics is one of the legal industry's most credible organizations involved in professional evaluation, asking attorneys who have practiced law for five or more years to nominate both colleagues and competitors. Qualified attorneys may nominate members of their own firm if, and only if, nominating as many or more attorneys from competing firms. In this point-based system, votes earned outside a nominee's law firm carry more weight than votes acquired within.

About Schuyler Roche & Zwirner, P.C.

Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner, founded in the nineteenth century, still maintains its midsize status by design, better enabling it to retain quality attorneys intent on partnering with clients and colleagues to achieve representation that is not only effective, but also cost-efficient. SRZ concentrates on closely held businesses and startups--managing mergers and acquisitions, obtaining loans and venture capital, knowing federal securities law and securing private placements. It has helped loyal clients to thrive and to enter the international marketplace. Its services in asset securitization and structured finance are firmly established, as is its expertise in taxation, employment, technology and real estate--expertise that benefits both private individuals and companies. The firm enjoys a hard-won reputation for aggressive business defense litigation, and its estate management team is unrivaled in planning for wealth and in bridging generations.


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